County Offices and Courts will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016 in observance of the President's Day Holiday. The Landfill will be open. Critical services at Larimer County are not disrupted by closures.
Park elevation: 5430'
Report last updated: 2/10/2016
Rangers no longer sell annual passes, day passes, or any other permit, including camping permits. Please go to the Horsetooth Park Headquarters for permits and questions you may have.
The South Bay swim beach will close October 20th and remain main closed until April 1st 2016.
Please refer to the regulation brochure printed by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife before you fish on any body of water. These regulations are for Horsetooth and the type of fish in Horsetooth. Other bodies of water around Horsetooth may have different species of fish and regulations specific to that body of water. It is your responsibility to know the regulations to every body of water you fish.
For more current conditions and stocking reports, visit the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website.
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We are required to inspect every vessel entering Carter Lake and Horsetooth Reservoir. That requires specific hours of operation for boating. No boat launching is permitted outside of these hours; however, boats already on the reservoirs may continue operation.
|January - March 2016|
|South Bay ramp:||Closed for season|
|Inlet Bay ramp:||Closed for season|
|Satanka ramp:||Closed for season.|
|January - March 2016|
|North ramp:||Closed for season|
|South Shore ramp:||Closed for season|
|North Pines ramp:||Closed for season|
Starting Oct. 31, the North Ramp at Carter Lake and the South Bay boat ramps at Horsetooth Reservoir will be open from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, on the weekends of Oct.31-Nov. 1, Nov. 7-8, Nov. 14-15, Nov. 21-22, Nov. 28-29, Dec. 5-6 and Dec. 12-13.
Attention campers: If you do not have a reservation for a campsite, you will need to visit the Horsetooth Park Headquarters located at 4200 West County Road 38E to purchase your campsite. Camping fees will no longer be accepted at your campsite. A reservation for camping is highly recommended. You may now reserve a campsite one day in advance. To reserve a campsite, please call (800) 397-7795 or visit www.larimercamping.com.
Inlet Bay campground will close October 30th 2014 for the season.
Effective October 6th shower house hours:
Sunday through Thursday 9am -5pm
Friday and Saturday open 24 hours.
Shower houses will be closed from November 1st until April 1st 2015.
This time of year we have many deer, foxes, and coyotes in the area. Please use caution while driving.
In Larimer County, there is an increased risk of wildlife that may be carrying rabies. Please follow County regulations and keep all pets on a leash. All personal pets should be current on rabies vaccinations before venturing into the wild.
If you see a suspect animal acting out of the ordinary or becoming unusually aggressive in the park, do not hesitate to call a ranger. Rangers can be reached for this purpose by calling 911. Be prepared to give a detailed account of your location to the 911 dispatcher. Your safety and your pet's safety is of great concern to us.
See the event calendar for additional activities.